Each session is approximately 50-60 minutes in duration.
Clinical Psychologist $200. (If eligible, the Medicare rebate is $124.50, leaving a gap of $75.50.)
Psychologist $160 (If eligible, the Medicare rebate is $84.80, leaving a gap of $75.20.)
The recommended APS rate for a psychologist is $235 (46-60 minute consultation)
Cancellation fee $50 (if 24 hour notice is not provided.)
Payment is due at the time of the consultation.
You must have a debit card with a pin to receive the Medicare rebate on the spot.
If your GP has given you a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) you are eligible for a Medicare rebate for up to 10 sessions in each calendar year. See Frequently Asked Questions for more information on Mental Health Care Plans.
Sessions with a Clinical Psychologist are $200 and the Medicare rebate is $124.50, leaving a gap of $75.50. This is your out of pocket expense, the amount you pay in total for your session.
Sessions with a Psychologist are $160 and the Medicare rebate is $84.80, leaving a gap of $75.20. This is your out of pocket expense, the amount you pay in total for your session.
You can receive your Medicare rebate "on the spot" at our clinic.
Payments can be made using EFTPOS, cash, or credit card. You must have a debit card with a pin to receive the Medicare rebate.
Most health funds provide rebates for Psychological sessions. Check with your health fund for how much the rebates are and how many sessions are covered.
Unfortunately, that’s not possible under current Medicare and Health Fund rules.
Excel Psychology has EFTPOS, Medicare and Health Fund claiming facilities, which means you can pay with debit or credit cards and use your Health Fund or Medicare card to pay for your session. You will need a Mental Health Care Plan if you would like to use the Medicare rebate. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on Medicare rebates. We also accept cash. There is also an ATM nearby, so if you need to withdraw cash, this is also an option. Cash is not kept on the premises, so exact change is appreciated.
If you have a current Concession card, Health Care Card or are on a Pension, Bulk Billing is available. A Mental Health Care Plan is required for sessions to be bulk billed. Talk to your doctor about whether you qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan.
Our Psychologists make themselves exclusively available to you for your appointment time. It is important to let us know if your circumstances change and you are unable to attend your appointment. If less than 24 hours notice is provided, we may charge a cancellation fee of $50. This will be required prior to booking the next session.
Please note, if you are bulk billed, and cancel within 24 hours of your appointment, you may be taken off our bulk billing system. This would mean you would be required to pay standard fees for each session.
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